Why hydration is so important when hiking in the heat of summer

You don’t have to be an experienced trailblazer to know that if you choose to hike in the heat, you better be hydrated. Yet scientific literature on the subject reports that roughly 25% of heat-related illness cases are a result of a fluid imbalance, rather than heat exposure alone. New research out of Arizona State University seeks to understand exactly […]

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Surgery in older adults does not up risk for Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—Older adults who have surgery with general anesthesia may experience a modest cortical thinning in the brain, but it does not appear to be tied to Alzheimer disease, according to a study recently published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. Juraj Sprung, M.D., Ph.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues assessed brain amyloid-β (Aβ) burden among older […]

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Shelter-in-place orders cut growth rates of COVID-19 deaths

(HealthDay)—Shelter-in-place orders (SIPOs) reduced the daily growth rates of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations, according to a report published online July 9 in Health Affairs. Wei Lyu, and George L. Wehby, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, used event study models to examine the effects of SIPOs in daily growth rates of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations based […]

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What was the impact of Sweden’s soft approach to lockdown?

A new study suggests that Sweden’s limited lockdown measures have resulted in fewer deaths than expected. Sweden’s softer approach to lockdown involved closing universities and other schools for older pupils and recommending that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms and everyone over 70 self-isolate. Now, a new study suggests that these limited measures contributed to fewer deaths than expected. Still, Sweden saw […]

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Using Zoom with Epic to bring telehealth to kids during COVID-19

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the immediate challenge for Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute was shifting an almost-100% onsite outpatient workforce to an almost entirely remote one. (Its hospital has remained open, serving inpatients throughout the pandemic.) THE PROBLEM Kennedy Krieger has had a small tele-behavioral health program for military families for four years. The Center for Autism and […]

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Evan Spiegel Praises Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom's Coparenting Skills

Crushing coparenting! Evan Spiegel gave an inside glimpse into his wife Miranda Kerr’s coparenting dynamic with her ex-husband, Orlando Bloom, while raising their 9-year-old son, Flynn. Kids Come 1st! Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel and More Celebs Crushing Coparenting “What I saw from Miranda and Orlando was very different from what I experienced,” the Snapchat CEO, 30, told WSJ. Magazine on […]

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